Today marks the opening of Haywards Heath Cycle Hub, a bit of rail station cycling infrastructure that points a positive way forward to how integrated transport should work in this country.
A heads up on a cycling-based motivational seminar event that is taking place at the end of this month in London. Called the Spoke ‘N Word, the seminar is designed to inspire people to get on their bike whether you are a casual rider or a rider looking to step up to the next level of cycling performance.
Disability cycling can be tough, tougher than actual cycling in some cases. People with certain disabilities such as spinal injuries use hand cycles, where the power comes from the arms rather than the legs of an individual as on a bicycle. It requires a lot of upper body strength.
It has been a few days on since the launch of The Times “Cities Fit For Cyclists” campaign and there is no doubt that the campaign, unlike many before, has got overwhelming cyclist and public support through greatly increased awareness of the issue across print and online media. There has also been political momentum with cycling groups and the road safety lobby get their voices heard across to more people.
Once again it’s time for our usual mix of bite-sized bike-related items that we hope will bring a smile to your weekend. Enjoy.
So this morning, Going Going Bike went off to the cinema for an exclusive preview showing of a film in the backstreets of Shoreditch in London. This film didn’t feature Hollywood “A” listers but had the humble bike as the star actor in a short film about cycle theft and how people respond to a theft when they see one taking place right in front of them.
One of the key elements of the eight point cycle safe campaign announcement by The Times yesterday was a demand that lorries entering a city centre should be required by law to fit sensors, audible truck-turning alarms, extra mirrors and safety bars.
The fight for greater cycling safety has a new ally this morning with The Times newspaper launching a Save Our Cyclists campaign. The campaign is a call for safer roads, but also a plea to motorists that they can co-exist safely with cyclists on the road.
With just over a week to go in our charity auction for charity partner Cycle a Difference/Newborns Vietnam, the great news is that we have added loads more items to the auction with some more donations from people in the cycling industry.